Call Your Senator: Tell them to support The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is a voting rights bill that was passed by Congress on August 24 2021. It is now before the Senate. The bill would be instrumental in identifying and dismantling voting barriers that discriminate against voters of color. Specifically, it would restore parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that were struck down by SCOTUS in 2013 following the historic 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. The 2013 decision has made it possible for numerous states to engage in voter suppression tactics such as voter purges, and limitations on voter registration and absentee voting, among others.
When you have your Senators' names available, use the "Click to Call" button to be connected to the US Capitol Switchboard. Feel free to refer to the sample call script below.
Be sure to Rev this post after your call and encourage others to do the same.
Hello, my name is [your name]. I am a constituent from [state, city, zip code]. May I speak with Senator [your senator's name]?
After you reach a staff member or voicemail from your senator's office:
Hello, my name is [your name] and I am calling as a concerned constituent. I am calling about The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and would like to urge [your senator's name] to support this critical piece of legislation to protect our right to vote and safeguard against discrimination. Now that the House has passed this landmark bill, the Senate must take swift action to protect the rights of Americans and implement important voting protections. Doing so represents a vital step towards a national guarantee of free and fair elections without voter suppression and discrimination and deserves urgent attention. Can I count on [your senator's name] to support this critical piece of legislation? Thank you for your time.
This action guide previously included a call script to reach US representatives. As of August 25, 2021 following the House's vote to pass the bill, this guide has been updated to include a call script to contact US Senators and demand their support for this historic legislation.